Haywards 5000 Super Premium Beer | Shaw Wallace & Company Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shaw Wallace & Company Ltd.
India
shawwallace.com

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Suds on 11-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
137
Reviews:
67
Avg:
2.63
pDev:
25.48%
 
 
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Ratings: 137 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of jneiswender
1.16/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured out of a 500ml bottle into a hotel water glass (best I could do).

A-Light yellow body and a very weak, white head.

S-metallic, sugary malt flavor

T-if there is hops in here than my taste buds must be fried from all of the chilies I had eaten in India. No hop flavor to mention. Strong alcohol and a somewhat metallic flavor.

M-light

D-If one was to drink only Indian beer while in India, you can do a lot better than this. I know everyone seems to hate on Kingfisher but I would make Kingfisher my session for a week than touch this again. I felt dirty after drinking it.

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Photo of Tresha
1.18/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I found this beer to be very very strong. Of course, it is 5000 and the stronger version but it was very bitter. The aftertaste is strong. The colour is like any lager, but a little darker yellow compared to other Indian beers. Very strong and can get you very very drunk. Have only one and share with friends. You won't know what hit you!

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Photo of Summerteeth
1.28/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This shit sucks.

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Photo of drpimento
1.4/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Oh dear, I'm in a fix; only one more chilled beer and there's this: Poured cold from the fridge with a small to medium foamy, frothy, off-white head, that quickly settled to an island and ring, with no lace. Color is a clear, pale yellow with lots of large and small bubble trails. Aroma is the best thing about this beer - sweet with a little beery, malt, hop. Flavor isn't so good; mainly neutral sweet, carbonic tang, hint of bitter. Body is there, but not pleasant and carbonation is too strong and clashes- heck, everything clashes in this brew. Finish is like flavor and of medium length, which is way too long. Bleh.

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Photo of crossovert
1.48/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Super Premium beer *rollseyes*. 650ml brown gold foiled bottle.

It pouts a bpss yellow with not much visible carbonation bubbles and a quickly dissipating white head with no lacing.

No smell really, maybe hint of corn and lemon.

Tastes like walnuts, almond extract, alcohol, lemon, and corn.

Mouthfeel is super watery.

It is not good.

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Photo of Oakenator
1.5/5  rDev -43%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Strong, was not good, would rather have had a lighter bad beer... wasted ABV.

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Photo of adityashekhar
1.5/5  rDev -43%

Photo of IPAFrankieH
1.5/5  rDev -43%

Photo of Georgiabeer
1.5/5  rDev -43%

Photo of hungryghost
1.66/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

1 Pint, 6oz. bottle
Yellow with a white foamy head
Smells like alcohol and maybe wet corn...
Taste is just plain awful and difficult to describe. Here goes; a bit of bitterness, no idea if it could be hops, malt liquor alcohol hints, the overwhelming taste is metalic, tinny. Bad tasting stuff.
Mouthfeel is watery and hard to swallow cuz it taste so bad.
Drinkable only as a last resort. Very last.

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Photo of daliandragon
1.73/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Interesting label. Claims to be the "crown jewel of Indian beers" the sentence after it uses the phrase "bottled in India under SABMiller supervision". Is it just me or is that in itself a devaluation of Indian beer?

Strangely bright tan/yellow color with a thin cap of head and a sharp sourness in the nose that is mostly malt. Taste is strong sour malt and not a whole lot else. Finish is fairly clean but not good at all. The alcohol is an intimidating enforcer behind the sour assault. Wow, this is pretty bad. If you want a brew to drink with Indian food, go with Kingfisher or Cobra, this is barely drinkable at all.

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Photo of pweis909
1.77/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Never heard of it. I was in Boulder, land of craft beer, so when the waiter at the restaurant mentioned it, I thought, hmm... yet another local beer. Didn't register: Indian restaurant, import beer, crappy malt liquor.

Well it looked like a beer, right? This was awfully oxidized, leaving a sickly sweet aftertaste. It's only value was that it quenched a little bit of the power that came from the whole peppercorns and cardamom seeds I stumbled across as I ate the biryani. Avoid.

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Photo of beerthulhu
1.85/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Brewed and bottled in India under SABmiller supervision. Pours a clear pale yellow color. Big skunky aroma with raw vegetables and hay for flavor.

S: Smell is raw, warm buttered vegetables.

T: Taste is buttery vegetables that finishes with off flavors, sour vegetables, sour malt, some sweetened buttery notes.

M: Mouthful is thin, harsh and coarse with some skunkiness and musky feel.

D: Just plain horrible flavors, a horrible lager bite and just bad brewing techniques, but then again what else would you expect from SAB. Undrinkable, couldn’t finish.

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Photo of TMoney2591
1.85/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Startin' the day off right with an Indian malt likkah. 'Cause why the fuck not!? This stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger-and-a-half of white foam that dissipates rather quickly. The nose comprises bushels of corn atop a small pile of wheat and grass. It's not bad, but certainly nothing I can call "good". The taste is of perfume-y rubber (walk down the tire aisle some day...), diseased corn, and lead. Wow, I did not expect such a foul taste, especially given my sick predilection toward most malts. Damn, this is some intensely godawful shit right here. It physically hurts during and well after the stuff rampages across my tongue. Damn. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly oily feel. Overall, this has got to be one of the worst beers I've had in a long time. I don't think I can properly put into words just how this makes my tastebuds want to flee the country for fear that their families' lives are at risk. Ouch! (I took another drink for some masochistic reason...)

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Photo of RoyalT
1.88/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance – Extremely light and pale yellow in color with a decent head and loads of carbonation.

Smell – Typical Americanized strong grain aroma. This one smells very dry.

Taste – Sticky rice meets creamed corn. This is one of the strangest (and nastiest) beers that I’ve ever had.

Mouthfeel – Dry and somewhat crisp with a very thin body.

Sinkability – I definitely can’t make myself finish this thing.

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Photo of welldigger888
1.89/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

OK wow, it is an american malt liquor brewed in India under SABMiller. Descent pale gold with a pillowy white head that fades fast leaving good lace.

Malty, maybe. Corn is for sure in play here.Weak aromas at best. Corny , for sure. Minamal hop presence,but there.

Don't say beer....So this is what the most populous country drinks to get a load on.

Well, this drinks thin and delivers thinner.

Shipped all this way and $3 a bomber, there is your answer. It does the job if you can stomach over a year old malt liquor from far away.

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Photo of nmann08
1.96/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of DruC4
2/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Mebuzzard
2/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ok, so Kingfisher's "premium" beer was awful. I thought I'd try this one and see the difference, if any.
Pours a semi-haze pale yellow. Not quite straw color. Huge carbo-head, white and bubbly. Didn't last long. quickly settled to a film.
Aroma of stale bread, butterscotch, and alcohol. Not pleasant. Bad aftertaste. Thin, yet coating. A bit better than the aforementioned, but not my cup of 'tea'.

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Photo of Nick09
2/5  rDev -24%

Photo of nickfl
2/5  rDev -24%

Photo of kornkid8600
2/5  rDev -24%

Photo of connecticutpoet
2.03/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of laituegonflable
2.05/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale yellow with light carbonation. No head at all. Lagery, dull and not very interesting.

Nose has a distinct pride of ringwood edge to it, with very little else apart from a very slight fruit aroma, maybe apple, but I think that's being generous, or imaginative. Weak and again, not very impressive.

Palate is surprisingly fruity, but the first taste is that nasty pride of ringwood character again which appears on the front. Luckily this goes away by the mid palate leaving a nice apple character but one that is quite watery and insipid. Finish is actually quite sweet but not very nice. Overall the palate isn't actually badly constructed, frankly, it just doesn't taste good. Mouthfeel is a bit flat but also has a slight sticky note to it. It's not a pleasant beer, although one thing for it is it does go well with the spicy food.

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Photo of akkrocka
2.08/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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Haywards 5000 Super Premium Beer from Shaw Wallace & Company Ltd.
2.63 out of 5 based on 137 ratings.
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